Rich people, by that I mean Very rich people have their way to spend their money on things other people would not imagine. All parents love their kids. Some parents said it all with their kids. Love or not, here are the most expensive toys in the world. Some of them were so rare and expensive, even donated to the museums…
1. Madame Alexander Eloise- $5 Million
Have an extra 5 million dollars lying around? How about having one of 5 dolls of this type (see thumbnail) in the world made by designer Madame Alexander. The Eloise wears Swarovski crystals, Oscar de la Renta fur, Katherine Baumann accessories, and Christian Dior clothes. She also comes with an equally stylish dog.
2. Steiff Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear – $2.1 million
Teddy bears are one of the most cherished toys. A great example is illustrated by the sweet relationship between Mr. Bean and Teddy. The most expensive of its kind is Louis Vuitton teddy bear by famous German toymaker Steiff. With its own range of Louis Vuitton travel gear and luggage with gold and real fur and diamond and sapphire eyes, this teddy made its way to the Teddy Bear Museum in Jeju, South Korea.
3. Golden Monopoly – $2 million
Something you would expect to find in the vaults of kings. Golden Monopoly is estimated to be worth $2 million. The hard work and material invested in it made so. It was made by San Francisco jewelry designer Sidney Mobell in 1988 and donated it to the Smithsonian Museum in 2003.
The number of dots on the dice are made with 42 full-cut diamonds. 156 gemstones are used as properties in the game. The house chimneys are topped with rubies while the hotels with sapphires. This whole game took almost a whole year to get finished.
4. The Masterpiece Cube Rubik’s Cube – $1.5 million
There are a lot of ambitious people out there. So ambitious they run out far in the race of ambition. That is what happened with Fred Cueller who crafted a masterpiece of a fully functional Rubik’s cube of $1.5 million. This fully functional toy is made up of 18 carat gold with 34 carats of rubies, 22.5 carats of amethysts and 34 carats of emeralds on each side.
5. Stefano Canturi Barbie or Diamond Barbie – $302,500
Australian jewellery designer Stefano Canturi broke the record of most expensive doll, previously $17,091 sold in 2006 was broken with $302,500 in an auction. The necklace alone was $300,000. The money was donated for breast cancer research.